FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, and La Masia featured on “60 Minutes”
FC Barcelona were featured in a story in tonight’s episode of the the news magazine television show 60 Minutes. The piece talked about Barcelona’s La Masia (youth training/academy system) and how the club has developed the majority of its first team. It’s a bit unusual for large clubs as most have to rely on buying players from other teams in addition to developing them through an academy.
The feature also focused on Lionel Messi with several highlights of goals scored and stating he’s currently the best player in the world. Two of the other players featured in the piece are Cesc Fabregas and Gerard Pique. Both started were in Barcelona’s youth system at an early age but began their professional careers in the English Premier League. It’s safe to say both of these players were chosen for interviews because they speak English (Messi’s answers were dubbed over as he answered in Spanish).
Overall, it was a very interesting piece that gives a look into Barcelona’s youth system and how they train players to fit their style of player.
The piece is about almost 15 minutes long and can be viewed below.